I am, as I'm sure a lot of you are, sick and tired of searching for one of these laptops and getting pages and pages of scams, quite literally.I know, one of the first things you're going to do is look at my feedback, and yes I know it is '0', but I used to just use my dads account, until I decided to have a seperate account for ease of use.
Now then, with that out of the way, I'll get back onto my soapbox. These people who put up two or three of these laptops, which lets not beat around the bush here, are beyond the price range of Mr. Average Joe. So why do people all of a sudden place 9 Listings for Dell XPS's, at a ridculous low price, when all they've sold all their eBay lives are Small, Owl Minitures? Simple, because they are not. They most proberly have had their account hijacked by unscrupulous individuals, or there children are playing (A very expensive, mind) joke.The latter of which is unlikley.
Now, there are a couple of things you can look out for here, which should set alarm bells ringing right away. Its the usual suspects, like asking you to get in contact via a seperate e-mail account, and a really bland description ripped of another listing. Also, if you've been equipped with eagle eyes =) you can even check if you've seen the pictures before, as some scammers, try to make the listing look more realistic.
However, with all things considered people are always going to make mistakes, I know I would, if I see a listing which sombody has bid quite high on, but within my budget that is ending in a few minitues, I would usually skip over the small stuff and stick a bid in. Now, with some of the listings about at the moment its becoming just a little bit silly. So much so, I had a little chuckle when I found a gem of an auction. The ebayer was based in the US, the item was priced in Euros, and located in Beijing, Sweden. Oh, not to mention the fact that the only feedback that this ebayer had was for $0.01 listings.
So, I want Ebay to do something and more actively monitor these frequently scammed areas of Ebay, if I can find a way to edit this you can message me and I'll add your name to a list of people who agree that Ebay should ensure that these areas, where the value of such items is so high, that people don't get caught out of pocket in such alarming frequency.
Well, I found the edit button, so here goes my username: